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Apartment · South Lake Tahoe
Comfy Queen Studio - Steps from Heavenly Village!
Welcome to Adventure Lodge! This great location is within a short walk of the most popular attractions in South Lake Tahoe. Spend your stay exploring Heavenly Village and the Gondola to Heavenly Resort, Lakeside Beach at Lake Tahoe, Harrah's and Hard Rock Casino, and dozens of restaurants, galleries, and bars. The newly renovated lodge has: - Self check-in - Free parking - Cozy rooms with amenities - Outdoor hangout - Enhanced cleaning measures
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$60 per night
Superhost
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Studio Suite @ Beautiful South Lake Tahoe Resort!
Tucked comfortably between Lake Tahoe’s most majestic mountain range, Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort offers a welcoming retreat for year-round outdoor enthusiasts. Covid-19 Enhanced cleaning protocols in place. • Guest checking in must be 21+ with valid ID. • Guest must have debit/credit card to put $1 refundable security deposit on hold at resort check-in. • Name on reservation must match photo ID at check-in.
Oct 19 – 26
$87 per night
Superhost
Private room · South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Bear room SPA-Views-Hiking-close to Beaches
South Lake Tahoe, we have an out door SPA. Our Mountain Home is decorated with log furniture & family antiques, Beautiful landscaped back yard with Forest & Mountain view. Large deck, BBQ and Picnic bench. Walking trails all around. Your private room is cute and clean and decorated with Bears and beautiful antique bedroom set. You are sharing the home with host Don & Jennifer only. Full Kitchen, Living Room, Bath, Spa, Back Yard, Deck, BBQ, Picnic Table. Free Parking. Close to everything.
Oct 7 – 14
$36 per night
Superhost

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Stay near South Lake Tahoe's top sights

Photo of Heavenly Village
Heavenly Village18 locals recommend
Photo of Heavenly Gondola
Heavenly Gondola18 locals recommend
Photo of Pope Beach
Pope Beach39 locals recommend
Photo of MacDuff's Pub
MacDuff's Pub40 locals recommend
Photo of Montbleu Resort, Casino and Spa
Montbleu Resort, Casino and Spa35 locals recommend
Photo of Harveys Lake Tahoe
Harveys Lake Tahoe13 locals recommend

Lake cabins in South Lake Tahoe

Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
Lighthus: A Contemporary Tahoe Retreat
Mar 19 – 26
$618 per night
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Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
Al Tahoe Oasis
Nov 8 – 15
$243 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Kings Beach
"Little Dipper": Magical Mtn Modern:HotTub:Beach
Dec 17 – 24
$264 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Kings Beach
La Cabana Carmelita
Apr 3 – 10
$157 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Kings Beach
Cabin de Siewers
Dec 5 – 12
$148 per night
Cabin · Homewood
Mid Century Modern Cabin - The Tahoe A-Frame
Jan 3 – 10
$744 per night
Superhost
Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
Modern Hideaway with Hot Tub & Firepit | Walk to Beach & Heavenly Village
Oct 19 – 26
$161 per night
Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
3 Bears Lodge South Lake Tahoe
Dec 2 – 9
$299 per night
Superhost
Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
Original Tahoe Cabin Walk to Beach
Sep 2 – 9
$325 per night
Cabin · South Lake Tahoe
Walkable state-line home just 3 blocks to Heavenly Village w/ hot tub & firepit
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$372 per night
Cabin · Tahoe City
Rustic cabin with comforts of home!
May 3 – 10
$171 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Carnelian Bay
Charming A-Frame with Hot Tub, 2 Decks, WiFi, & Great Location
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$294 per night

Lake side condo rentals in South Lake Tahoe

Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Studio Suite at Beautiful Lake Tahoe Resort
Oct 15 – 22
$87 per night
Superhost
Condo · Round Hill Village
Beautiful 2BR w/Pool&Hot Tub near Village & Beach!
Oct 22 – 29
$153 per night
Superhost
Condo · Stateline
Kingsbury- 1Bd Condo for 4 - Kitchenette -Wifi
Oct 9 – 16
$114 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
TahoeBeachSki BiLevelTownhouse/Ktchnt-K+SofabdTBTH
Nov 21 – 28
$270 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
1BR Condo at the Lake Front Tahoe Beach & Ski Club
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$157 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Ultimate Luxury -Perfect Location -No Service Fee!
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$868 per night
Superhost
Condo · Zephyr Cove
Peek a boo view home for Tahoe Adventures
Nov 14 – 21
$164 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Beach and Ski Resort Studio
Jun 19 – 26
$183 per night
Superhost
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Lakeland Village 40 Premium Beachfront Resort 1 BR w/Loft 1 BA Townhouse
Jan 28 – Feb 4
$287 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Complete remodeled condo steps to beach,ski slopes
Jan 11 – 18
$349 per night
Superhost
Condo · Incline Village
Crystal Shores Villa | Lake Views, Nearby Hiking
Mar 20 – 27
$216 per night
Condo · South Lake Tahoe
Marriott Grand Residences Luxury 1BD
Nov 8 – 15
$208 per night
Superhost

Lake side cottage rentals in South Lake Tahoe

Cottage · Stateline
Doc's #2 Sun and Ski Cottage
Oct 9 – 16
$127 per night
Cottage · South Lake Tahoe
Little Home Away from Home
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$150 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Stateline
Angie's Place
Oct 6 – 13
$137 per night
Cottage · Stateline
Doc's #3 Tahoe Blue
Oct 7 – 14
$120 per night
Cottage · South Lake Tahoe
Tommy Tee's Forest Cottage
Feb 20 – 27
$399 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Crystal Bay
Ski or walk to the beach! You pick!
Jan 14 – 21
$268 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Stateline
Doc's #8 Lakeside Cottage
Oct 3 – 10
$134 per night
Cottage · Stateline
Doc's #7 Snowy Shores
Oct 4 – 11
$134 per night

Your guide to South Lake Tahoe

Introduction

This Californian mountain town, located 190 miles from San Francisco on the Nevada border, draws travelers for its diverse attractions and activities: skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming and wakeboarding in the summer, and live entertainment year-round. Incorporated in 1965, South Lake Tahoe came to life at the heels of a casino boom in neighboring Stateline, Nevada, and the same enthusiastic spirit can be seen today in its vibrant nightlife venues, tight-knit Tahoe Keys community, and Fourth of July celebrations. South Lake, as locals call it, is also a popular destination for city dwellers craving a quiet weekend vacation in a lakefront cabin or woodsy retreat. And it’s all set against a panoramic backdrop of glacier-carved mountains, sky-scraping sugar pines, and a mesmerizing Neptune-blue lake — the largest alpine lake in North America.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe?

Sitting at an elevation of 6,200 feet, South Lake Tahoe has a highland climate, meaning the weather changes dramatically with the season. Dependably hot and arid summer days (the average temperature in August is 75 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal for a range of water sports on the lake. But don't be fooled by the scorching days, as nights can be chilly — on average, 227 mornings a year fall below freezing. Winter sports fans take note: The snowiest month is March, with an average snowfall of 74 inches, and ample bluebird days for hitting the slopes with your sunglasses on. Runs are typically open until May. The coldest month is February, with an average temperature of 39 degrees.


What are the top things to do in South Lake Tahoe?

Emerald Bay State Park

Given the park’s name, it should come as no surprise that this piercingly blue bay is a South Lake Tahoe must-do. You have several options for ways to admire the natural beauty here: pull-out vistas on the roads, hike-in or boat-in camping, or California's first underwater trail, which guides scuba divers and snorkelers along submerged barges. The park also contains Vikingsholm, one of the most renowned examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

El Dorado Beach

As the largest beach in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado boasts at least a weekend's worth of activities: shaded picnic tables with barbecues, kayak rentals, a boat launch with floating dock, and prime shoreline real estate for throwing down your beach towel for the day. And it's the perfect place to catch the sunset year-round.

South Lake Tahoe Bike Trail

One of the best ways to take in South Lake Tahoe's natural beauty is by cruising along this scenic 11-mile-long bike trail. The combination of paved and dirt trails are relatively flat, leading cyclists past restaurants and through forests and meadows, and even over the state line into Nevada. It also connects to other bike paths for a choose-your-own-adventure day.